Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Turning Over a New Leaf
So, here's my "new leaf": I'm going to have confidence with this whole "I'm a writer" thing. Allow me to explain. I was at one of those home demonstrations selling jewelry the other weekend and the party hostess cornered me. She didn't want me to simply be a buyer. She wanted me to "join the team" and sell it. Word somehow leaked out of my stay-at-home mom status. Here was my response:
"I ... uh ... well, yes, I do stay at home, but ... you know ... I was a teacher ... and then I quit to have the twins ... and I could back to teaching Pre-K ... but, I do sort of write, too ... I mean I wrote this one little novel ... I put it up on Kindle ... it was getting rejected all over the place ... so, one quick click and there it is for people to buy ... so easy, anyone could do it ... oh, and I have a blog ... a couple people read it, I guess ... so, yeah ... that."
Ugh! If only I could have an edit button for my mouth, I would have sounded like this: (actually I'd never say anything like this, but oh the fun of thinking I could ...well, maybe I could after a few drinks.)
"Listen, Bitch, just because I'm a stay-at-home mom doesn't mean I don't have a life. I don't have time to be pimping your jewerly all over town when I'm in middle of writing my second novel. Do you own a Kindle? I'm on there. You should check it out. Plus, I have a blog, too. I might mention you in next week's post."
What's your new leaf?
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